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Services Utility: Telephony Service

Display Name (?): Telephony
Short Name (?): TapiSrv
Executable (?): svchost.exe
Library (?): tapisrv.dll
Depends On (?): Plug and Play, Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Supports (?): Fax, Fax Service, Remote Access Auto Connection Manager, Remote Access Connection Manager
Description (?): Provides Telephony API (TAPI) support for programs that control telephony devices and IP based voice connections on the local computer and, through the LAN, on servers that are also running the service.
OS (?): 2000 Professional, XP Home/Professional, Vista Home/Business, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The telephony service provides the telephony application program/programming interface (TAPI) for communications program. This service is required for using built-in dial-up modem support in Windows (including AOL), for some broadband providers, and for fax capabilities. It is also possible that this service could be used for voice over IP (VoIP) through your computer, and could include such programs as GameVoice, NetMeeting, etc.. It is suggested that you leave this service set to manual, but you could disable it if you do not use dial-up and you use broadband, especially if you use a router or do not have the ISP's software installed, and if you don't use VoIP through any program.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.